S.1851 - Genocide Convention Implementation Act of 1987 (the Proxmire Act)100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE] (Introduced 11/05/1987)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 100-333|
|Latest Action:||11/04/1988 Became Public Law No: 100-606. (All Actions)|
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- Passed House
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Summary: S.1851 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed Senate, amended)
Passed Senate amended (10/14/1988)
Genocide Convention Implementation Act of 1987 (The Proxmire Act) - Amends the Federal criminal code to establish the criminal offense of genocide (specified acts committed with the specific intent to destroy a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group). Sets forth penalties to be imposed upon anyone who commits or attempts to commit any of such acts (a fine of $1,000,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 20 years, and life imprisonment if group members are killed). Sets forth criminal penalties (a fine of $500,000 and/or imprisonment for up to five years) for directly and publicly inciting an act of genocide.
States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to: (1) preclude the application of State or local laws to the conduct proscribed; or (2) create any substantive or procedural right enforceable by law by any party in any proceeding.